Raghu Palat is a leading writer on banking, finance and investments. He has been writing for major financial newspapers, magazines and journals for the last four decades and has over 45 published books to his credit. A Chartered Accountant by training and a banker, by profession, he has been in several senior positions in American an South East Asian Banks and has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and Europe. He is presently the Managing Director of Cortlandt Rand Consultancy Private Ltd.
Palat began his writing career with the objective of simplifying taxation and investment for the common man. He has also penned numerous books on soft-skills for management executives. Several of his books have been best sellers and his book on ratio analysis was used as a reference manual by students at Wharton whereas his books on retail banking and corporate banking were used by several banks in this country at their training centres. He wrote a weekly column for Bombay Times on major business influencers and industrial magnates which was later amalgamated into a book series.
With his background in banking and his writing experience Raghu was called upon to write limited edition coffee table books, for prestigious banks country – The Union Bank of India (released by Shri Prithviraj Chauhan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra), The Central Bank of India (released by the then Finance Minister of India Pranab Mukherjee) and the The Bank of India (released by the President of India the late Abdul Kalam).
Raghu Palat is also the great grandson of Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair (former President of the Indian National Congress and a Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council) and Sir Rama Varma, Maharaja of Cochin. The Case that Shook the Empire is a historical novel that tells history as it should be told -as a story. It is a book that brings alive a tumultuous era in Indian History.